Antiquing and Thrift Shopping in Franklin, TN

Antiquing and Thrift Shopping in Franklin, TN

Whenever I travel to Nashville, TN, I almost ALWAYS end up staying a few miles south in Franklin, TN. And that’s exactly how it worked out once again when we last visited the area. So, OF COURSE, I explored Franklin during that trip to find the best antiques, vintage, and thrift stores around. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed.

In fact, some of my favorite shops from the entire trip weren’t in Nashville at all.

franklin tennessee antique stores

Ready to find out all about my trip and favorite shops? Because if you’re looking for things to do in Franklin, TN, then these antiques and thrift stores need to be on your itinerary!

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Antiques and Thrift Stores in Franklin

The Barn Door Co.

Let me tell you, the only reason I found this vintage shop was from driving around in downtown Franklin, TN. It didn’t pop up on any of my research – I simply saw it and the end of a road and decided to see what it was.

the barn door franklin tn

The moment I pulled up, I was in love; the front of the shop was a delightful junk garden-patio covered in salvaged bits and pieces. And the inside? A delightful mix of cabin decor and farmhouse chic- so make sure you don’t miss this one on your trip!

antiques franklin tn

There are a couple of worthwhile thrift stores in Franklin, TN and Our Thrift Store is at the top of the list. Not only is it absolutely HUGE, but for an upcycler like me, their housewares section is worth the trip alone. It stretched on for what felt like miles, which I had zero complaints about.

thrift stores franklin tn

And, there’s a corner full of vintage goods at the opposite end of the shop…and you don’t want to miss it, trust me.


Another fortuitous find that I hadn’t originally known about, this vintage store is located inside The Factory at Franklin. I swung by to see the repurposed industrial space. AND I wanted to see if City Farmhouse was having a pop-up show, in the off chance.

vintage decor in franklin tn

And as luck would have it, I parked at the entrance near CR-71. A blend of farmhouse decor, vintage decor, and custom built furniture, it’s a fun and eclectic mix to explore. AND the Factory is just a fun place to visit if you’re looking for things to do in Franklin, TN.

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GraceWorks Thrift Store

My last stop on my trip to Franklin was this massive thrift store that benefits GraceWorks Ministries. While it certainly had a nice selection of housewares, it was the furniture selection that really blew me away.

thrift stores in franklin tn

So, if you’re ever in the market for used furniture stores, then Graceworks Thrift should not be missed!

Have You Gone Junkin’ in Franklin?

Also worth mentioning, City Farmhouse is probably one of the most well-known vintage stores and design brands in Franklin. However, at the time of my visit (2019), they had shuttered their original location and were solely doing pop up events.

city farmhouse

However, it’s my understanding that they have opened up a full-time shop once again. So, if I make it back to Franklin again any time soon, it’ll be at the top of my list!

I also visited a shop call Scarlett Scales, which I believe now has two locations in Franklin.

scarlett scales antiques

If I missed any of your favorite shops in Franklin, please do let me know! I try to check out as many stores as possible on these junkin’ journeys, but I have been known to miss or overlook amazing stores.

used furniture franklin tn

So if I’ve missed one of your favorites or a new one has opened since this was written in 2019, please let me know! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Junkin’ Journey to Franklin. It’s certainly a good one to visit if you can. 

antique stores in franklin

Don’t forget – I’ve been junkin’ in other places, too- check out all the places I’ve traveled to here and start planning your own junkin’ journey!

Explore on!


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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. I wish I lived down there Canada doesn’t have a ton of thrift stores at least where I am.

  2. Maggie Martin says

    Sadie! I want at least one of everything pictured here!
    Thank YOU!

  3. So many nice looking treasures…..but…..what about pricing??? That’s the biggy for me!

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      It varies from store to store- the thrifts were competitive for the most part, and Tag Treasures was very reasonable.

  4. I always love seeing what is in shops and I see several things I would have bought!

  5. Thanks for sharing! Loved the pictures. I can’t wait to see them in person. I am in Smyrna, Tn

  6. Debbie- Dabble says

    Wow!! I wish we had stores like this near us!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  7. I just love to see the pictures of the shops you visit. So want to shop around in them. I wanted to jump right in and have a close up look at the blue and white dishes in the one picture.
    I do have one small complaint about your site. I know you have to have ads to help pay for keeping your site up and I don’t mind the ones to the side but the one from linxio is really in your face and have to keep scrolling above it to look at the pictures . This is the first time I have ever had a bad comment or complaint to any site I go on. Maybe I am tired today

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you for letting me know, Ronny, and I’m so sorry it was an aggravation for you! If I see that ad myself (everyone sees different ads), I’ll make sure to report it as it is ruining user experience. It’s a fine line of having enough ads for me to pay my mortgage but not too many to be awful for readers.

  8. Debbie Henderson says

    Sarah, I was so honored to meet you on your visit to TAG, you are welcome back any time!! Debbie H.

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Thank you so very much, Debbie – and likewise! I hope I did the shop justice in my post! XOXO

  9. Planning a trip to Franklin in early June so are these places your recommendations for must visit?
    I was raised in TN and not sure I’ve ever been to Franklin.. can’t hardly wait! And I LOVE prowling thru good “junk & stuff”.
    thanks for the tips!
    Brenda 🙂

    • Sadie Seasongoods says

      Of all the shops I visited, I’d say TAG Treasures is a must visit for sure! Have a wonderful trip!

  10. We visit Franklin about five times a year- we love it! One of our favorite antique/vintage shops is Merchantile 1858! They have a great selection and reasonable prices. Plus, the service is top notch!

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